Cougars Win Volleyball Apple Cup Eve Match-up
Nov. 16, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State volleyball team wrapped up the Pacific-10 Conference season with a dominating 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 win over cross-state rival Washington before 1,351 mostly Cougar fans Friday night at the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson.
Washington State is now 15-11 overall, 9-9 in league action while the Huskies ends the season at 11-16 overall, 4-14 in conference play.
The Cougars were led by the 14 kills (.462 hitting percentage) and two service aces of Adrian Hankoff. Chelsie Schafter added 11 kills with LaToya Harris contributing 10 kills and three blocks. Kortney Jamtaas and Kerry Lewis each had 11 digs with Lewis tagging two aces. Setter Kali Surplus had 41 assists.
Allison Richardson, playing in her final match at UW, led the Huskies with 14 kills and reached the 1,000 career kills club. Paige Benjamin had 11 digs.
WSU hit .359 for the night and held UW to .204.
'I think the most exciting thing tonight was to turn Hec Ed into Cougar stadium,' Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick said. 'It was a great crowd and Jim (McLaughlin, UW head coach) both commented that it is really good to play this match on the same weekend as the Apple Cup.'
Fredrick and the Cougar coaching staff was joined by guest coaches, former WSU president Sam Smith and his wife, Pat.
The Cougars dominated game one, at one point in time out-scoring the Dawgs six to one. UW only had two runs of multiple scoring - points 2, 3 and 4, and again at 15 through 17. Holly Harris, LaToya Harris, and Chelsie Schafer each had four kills as WSU hit .417 and kept UW to .103.
The Huskies kept pace with the Cougars in the second game, coming within three at 23-20. Adrian Hankoff had two of her six kills in this game and added a service ace to put WSU up 27-21. Richardson tagged her 1,000 career kill to keep the Huskies in the game. Holly Harris hit long but Schafer's roll shot put WSU up 28-23. Leck and Richardson laced back-to-back scores and the home team looked like it was ready to make a run to the finish. Maurer's serve, which hit the bottom of the net, put an end the Huskies' hopes. LaToya Harris nailed the 30th point and a Cougar win.
Behind the stellar serving of Lewis, WSU extended a 22-19 game three lead to 28-19. Service errors from Lewis and then Leck put the score at 29-20. Schafer's long hit gave the Dawgs their 22nd and final point of the match. Richardson's last attack gave WSU the 30-22 win.
'I'm really pleased with the way our kids played,' Fredrick said. 'Kali really distributed that ball so well tonight and everybody did their job. Very fun to watch great ball control, good passing and the serving was really nice.'
Washington State completes the regular season at the UNLV Thanksgiving Day tournament next weekend, taking on Rice Friday night and meeting either UNLV or William and Mary Saturday afternoon.
Washington State (15-11, 9-9) 30 30 30Washington (11-16, 4-14) 18 25 22STATISTICS:KILLS - UW 43 (Richardson 14), WSU 57 (Hankoff 14).ASSISTS - UW 41 (Maurer 36), WSU 52 (Surplus 41).DIGS - UW 40 (Benjamin 11), WSU 41 (Lewis, Jamtaas, 11 each).BLOCKS - UW 6 (Richardson 3), WSU 6 (L. Harris 3).SERVICE ACES - UW 1 (Leck 1), WSU 5 (Hankoff, Lewi 2 each).Attendance - 1,351.